Doris Deckard

Sunrise: February 13, 1961

Sunset: November 8, 2023

Psalm 23 The Lord is my shepherd: I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the path of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me: thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord, forever.

Doris Nell Deckard was born to the parents of the late West Deckard and Margret M McGill Jones on February 13, 1961. Doris was saved and gave her life to Jesus Christ at an early age. She graduated high school at H Grady Spruce. She went on to pursue her education as a Pharmacy Technician and worked for Baylor Medical Center for over 23 years. Doris later pursued further education and earned her Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Information in 2016. Doris was a woman who loved to worship the Lord. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. She was so excited to be a new great grandmother. She absolutely loved her family and was a great friend to many. Doris was a busy and energetic woman. She was hardworking with a strong work ethic. She was quite the virtuous woman and a mighty woman of valor. Doris Nell Deckard leaves to cherish her memories, four children Kwanna Smith, LaShunda Howard, Cedric Deckard, and Samehia Deckard; seven grandchildren Jalen Houston, Jala Howard, Trejoun Howard, Ron Sams, Tavian Howard, Mia Sams, and Phienyx Williams; and one great grandchild, Zylen Amari Howard; three sisters, Jackie, Juanita , and Classie Deckard; one brother, Kenneth Deckard; 10 nephews and 4 nieces; 12 great nieces and 4 great nephews; 5 great great nieces and 5 great great nephews; one uncle, Clarvis Alexander McGill; and a host of beloved cousins, family and dear friends. Doris is preceded in death by her parents, grandparents; Will and Willie Mae McGill, sister, Patrica Deckard, and uncles, George, Lenox, Bill, Kenneth, and Morris McGill.




Oooh Mom, this was very unexpected! For me to carry on in life without you is so heartbreaking to me. Im still waking up expecting to first hear (up early Praising God! Singing and Dancing) and then I walk into the room and chime in singing (you can't beat her! So you better join her!) You would say so cheerfully, oh, did I wake you? GOOD MORNING!! With a huge smile and I'd just smile back (cause she know she woke me up being loud and im not fully woke) But im so in tune with our morning Praise it doesn't take long because when that Holy Spirit is within you, your children, and your Household! Oh, you will wake up and give GOD the Glory!!

And thats what you have planted within us, - FAITH, having faith and being Faithful. - LOVE, giving love and being open to receiving Love. - GIVE, Love thy neighbor. Do not be selfish, if you have it, give it! It'll come back to you. - HELP, it doesn't matter how and you'll know when...just listen! **To be of good cheer! speak things that are not, as tho they were. **You have not, because you ask not! **The Lord is my Shepherd, I Shall not want! **Don't worry about the world and what people may say and think of you, she would say... You just be Humble at all times and stay prayed up. Because God giveth and God taketh away We have so many memories, so much time spent together. We were so goofy together we loved to do pranks on our family together. Coming up with the pranks were funnier than actually doing the pranks. Because we had to rehearse and it had be be perfect. So I would have you redo (intentionally) cause she done got distracted, started dancing, and I’m like hey! Stay focused so she would be like, ok. You ready? And whenever I had those big moments in life - You were Always there, you were coming to support your oldest. Some think that I do the most, not knowing that I truly get it from my Mother! You love the Lord but baby she loved to be cute, to dance, dress nice, and was very spoiled by her children and Grandchildren.

I love you and your legacy will live forever. I Gotcha DD just as I always have. I must see this as part of God's plan, that in order for our (me and your) personal plan to be fulfill and to Blossom, HE saw fit that it would be best for you to Gain your Wings now I have a few informants in Heaven looking out for me. But you and Aunt Tricia! Oh, you two are my swiftest and you both negotiate well I can just hear you now.....Kwanna, uh huh now what all do you need me to do? Aunt Tricia, come on Doris...All we gotta do is this. Mommy, work Aunt Tricia! Yall got this....We breaking Generational Curses and Chains.

Love Your Oldest, Kwanna

A Letter to my Favorite Lady, You leaving me to soon was a thought beyond what I could have ever imagined. However, our time here on earth is not everlasting. I understand that it was God’s will for you to leave when you did. So I accept his plan, as you have served your purpose. So, I allow it to be so. I thank God that he chose you to be my mommy. I thank God that I was able to call you mama. Being a mother is not for the faint and your strength was the epitome of the gift of motherhood. You did it with such grace and style. I could not have asked for a greater mother. You loved me unconditionally mama and I am forever grateful. Thank you for always being there for me and my children. Through the good times and the bad times you were always there for us. You never told me no but you always made a way when I needed you most. You were a special person because not everyone is given the gift of giving. You gave in so many ways and it was always in the spirit of love. That’s what I loved most about you. We have beautiful memories that I will forever cherish. I will never forget your smile, your voice, or your famous walk. I miss you immensely already but there will be a day that I too will join you in the presence of our Lord. Until then please give God a lot of hugs and kisses for me!

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. – Anonymous

Thank you for being the one of the most significant people to me. You were by far the most influential woman of my life. I love you, I love you, I love you mama so very much. Your Daughter, Lashunda

Mama words can’t express the love I have for you. I was definitely apart of “mamas baby” crew. My heart is broken and I will forever miss you. I thank God for blessing you to be my mother. I thank you for your support and everything that you have ever done for the kids and I. I will forever cherish our

memories and remember all your life lessons you instilled in me growing up. Every trial I went through, you had a Bible verse for me reminding me who I am and that it’s God’s Will not mine. That I’m here on earth to serve God’s purpose only, that every battle isn’t worth fighting, with the strength of God I can do anything, and the vengeance is the Lords! Not close to all, but this is what stuck with me mostly growing up as a young mother and helped shape the women I am today. This is what helped push me through when I wanted to give up. Now I share that same wisdom with my children. Your strength, endurance, and selflessness is what I always admired the most. You continued to support and encourage others through everything. The kids said hi, we are going to miss you calling everyone to ask for Phienyx lol. Thank you for being my best friend and a wonderful mother. You will forever live in my heart! Continue to watch over us ~Samehia

A TRIBUTE TO OUR LOVING GRANDMOTHER God Looked Around His Garden - Melissa Shreve God looked around his garden And found an empty place He then looked down upon the earth And saw your tired face He put his arms around you And lifted you to rest. God’s garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best. He knew that you were suffering He knew you were in pain He knew that you would never Get well on earth again.

He saw the road was getting rough And the hills were hard to climb. So he closed your weary eyelids And said, “Peace be thine”. It broke our hearts to lose you But you didn’t go alone. For part of us went with you The day God called you home.

Jalen's Tribute: You’ve always taken care of me and never complained once. I thank you and I miss you soo much. I can’t wait to see you again. I love you so much Mama. Jalen

Zylen’s Poem I Wංඅඅ Sඍංඅඅ Kඇඈඐ Yඈඎ The news of my expected arrival

Oh, great gmommy you were so excited I made my grand entrance into the world But before very long Great gmommy God called you home But don’t worry granny My daddy, mommy, auntie, and uncle And my granny too They will tell me so many beautiful stories about you ~ Zylen Amari Howard

Your Loving Grandchildren

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